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Malaysian Hindu body challenges registration denial


May 26th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 26 (IANS) A banned body that claims to speak for Hindus in Malaysia has sought a judicial review of the government's rejection of its plea for ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian challenges government order on party registration


April 7th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 7 (IANS) An ethnic Indian lawyer has challenged the government's decision not to register Human Rights Party (HRP) as a political party, saying the approval process ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Indians’ plea against Malaysian PM


March 25th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) A Malaysian court has dismissed a suit against Prime Minister Najib Razak and five others brought by two ethnic Indian lawyers who say their ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian loses court appeal over LTTE link charge


March 10th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 10 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian activist accused of having links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has lost his defamation appeal before a court.One ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM disapproves of protests by ethnic Indian group


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has criticised a banned organisation of Indians whose supporters courted arrest to demand withdrawal of a school book they say ... Read more...

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Over 100 Hindu rights activists arrested in Malaysia


February 27th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Malaysian police Sunday arrested more than 100 members of a Hindu rights group for participating in an "illegal" rally here to protest against a controversial school ... Read more...

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Hindu front activist held in Malaysia


August 30th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), Aug 30 (IANS) An ethnic Indian was arrested in Malaysia while attempting to submit a memorandum seeking freedom of religious conversion. M. Balakrishnan, 53, a retired army ... Read more...

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New party offers Malay Indians fresh political alternative


August 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 (ANI): The Human Rights Party of Malaysia (HRP) aims to emerge as an alternative platform for the Malay Indian community to help uplift their socio-economic status, the Malaysia ... Read more...

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New Malaysian party to give voice to Indian community


August 16th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 16 (IANS) A new party seeking to help uplift conditions of the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia plans to contest the next general election in the country. The ... Read more...

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Three HINDRAF leaders to face sedition rap


July 8th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), July 8 (ANI): Three leaders of the outlawed Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) will return to the Klang Sessions Court to face the sedition charge preferred against them in November ... Read more...

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HINDRAF’s divorce from Pakatan Rakyat likely to divide Malaysian Indian votes


March 13th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar. 13 (ANI): The parting of ways between the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and Pakatan Rakyat, the allies of the 2008 general election, is set to divide the ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders eager to discuss “18-point demand” with Malaysian PM


November 26th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26(ANI): The banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders are still eager to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to discuss the "18-point demand" which they ... Read more...

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Banned Hindu outfit chief wants talks with Malaysian PM


November 26th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26 (IANS) The banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has proposed a dialogue with the Malaysian government to discuss the future of the estimated 1.8 million ethnic Indians ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader Manoharan now a free man


October 4th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Shah Alam (Malaysia), Oct. 4 (ANI): All the restriction placed on Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader M. Manoharan's release have been withdrawn.The Star Online quoted Selangor police deputy commissioner Khalid ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader’s passport still valid, says Malaysian Home Minister


October 1st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Oct.1 (ANI): Malaysian Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has said that Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) chairman P. Waytha Moorthy can ask the Malaysian High Commission in Britain to return ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM to launch party of ethnic Indians


September 25th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 25 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will launch a new party of ethnic Indians that will cement the split in the ranks of the banned Hindu ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian sues officials over LTTE link charge


September 11th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) Firmly denying any links with Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Malaysian Indian legislator Friday sued senior government officials for defamation. M. Manoharan, a ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader told to account for collected money


August 12th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (IANS) The chief of Malaysia's proscribed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has been asked to account for money collected from the ethnic Indian community to file a ... Read more...

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Malaysia to amend, not repeal, ‘draconian’ detention law


August 2nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) The Malaysian government Sunday said it would amend, but not repeal, the Internal Security Act (ISA) -- the preventive detention law the opposition considers draconian. The government ... Read more...

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Give non-Malays privileges at par with Malays: Indian legislator


July 9th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shah Alam (Malaysia), July 9 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian legislator says privileges granted to ethnic Malays under the Constitution's 'Bumiputera' (son of the soil) provision should also be given to the ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders no longer a threat to Malaysia: Minister


May 21st, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, May 21 (ANI): Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has said Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders are no longer deemed a threat to Malaysia.The Hindraf, ... Read more...

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New Malay Indian party vows no street protests


May 20th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, May 20 (ANI): The newly-formed Indian origin Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party will not resort to street protests, preferring to solve things through discussions.Party president and former Hindu Rights Action ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders ask Malaysian Govt. to free them unconditionally


May 20th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 20 (ANI): Four leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), who were released from the Kamunting Detention Centre recently, have asked the Malaysian Government to free them ... Read more...

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New Malaysian Indian party vows non-violence


May 20th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 20 (IANS) The newly-formed Malaysia Makkal Sakthi Party, the latest outfit that claims to speak for the Indian community in this country, will not resort to street protests ... Read more...

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We have no terror links: Hindraf leader


May 11th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 11 (IANS) A Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader, who was released after 18 months in a Malaysian jail, has denied the government's charge of having terror links, ... Read more...

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Hindraf leaders welcome to join Malaysian Indian Congress


May 10th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 10 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the party that traditionally speaks for the country's ethnic Indian community, has invited leaders of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leaders among 13 ISA detainees to be freed


May 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 8 (ANI): Banned Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leaders, P.Uthayakumar, M.Manoharan and K.Vasantha will be among 13 ISA detainees to be released soon, Malaysia's Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun ... Read more...

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Sedition charge against Malaysian Indian leader confirmed


May 7th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 7 (IANS) A court Thursday confirmed a sedition charge against jailed leader of a banned Hindu outfit for writing a letter to Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, blaming ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader to decide on assembly resignation after meeting party chief


May 3rd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), May 3 (ANI): Kota Alam Shah assemblyman and Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader M. Manoharan will decide whether he will quit after meeting party chairman Karpal Singh on May ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader’s wife denies he is quitting his legislative seat


May 1st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (ANI): Kota Alam Shah State representative M. Manoharan is not quitting his seat, his wife, S. Pushpaneela said.She said that she was shocked to read the report, ... Read more...

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Jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker may quit: Report


May 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) Unable to personally serve his constituency, a jailed Malaysian Indian legislator may quit his assembly seat, a website reported. But M. Manoharan's wife says she has no ... Read more...

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We are ready for talks with Malaysian PM: Hindu body


April 27th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Klang (Malaysia), April 27 (IANS) Malaysia's banned outfit Hindu rights action force (Hindraf) has said it is ready to talk about the problems of the ethnic Indian community with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Detention law to be reviewed: Malaysian minister


April 10th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 10 (IANS) The new Malaysian government wants to relax the Internal Security Act (ISA) which is perceived as stringent and draconian by the political opposition and human rights ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM promises priority to human rights


April 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 8 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has promised a review of the stringent Internal Security Act (ISA) and other preventive laws as part of his government's emphasis ... Read more...

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High drama as two Hindraf men are released (Lead)


April 5th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Two leaders of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) were released from jail Sunday afternoon to reunite with their families and supporters, following an amnesty ... Read more...

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